[Pregnancy, hormone preparations and malignant melanoma].

  title={[Pregnancy, hormone preparations and malignant melanoma].},
  author={Claus Garbe},
  journal={Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete},
  volume={44 6},
  • Claus Garbe
  • Published 1993 in
    Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie…
For decades pregnancy has been regarded as an unfavourable prognostic factor in women with malignant melanoma and for many patients termination of pregnancy was recommended. Likewise, it was suspected that pregnancy during the first few years after diagnosis of the tumor would impair the prognosis and, therefore, a contraindication was established. An analysis of the data of the Central Malignant Melanoma Registry of the German Dermatological Society revealed that 1% of female melanoma patients… CONTINUE READING